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01-14-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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NEW ! 1.12 update for K5

Does anyone know what new updates
there are in this new version ?
Ive just googled it... it bought me back to this site lol.
It seems very little indeed has been confirmed !
I did read that the freezing problem had been fixed, but It has not been confirmed by pentax that this is so.
Ive decided to download it anyway. Its poss that Pentax have addressed certain issues without aclaiming it, since that
would be like admitting there was a problem in the first place lol.
Anyway, I beleive downloading the new firmware can only be benaficial so here goes !!!!!


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There is a long thread with all the posts about what people have discovered in the Firmware Update.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/171474-firmware-v1-12-23-20-a.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
There is a long thread with all the posts about what people have discovered in the Firmware Update.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/171474-firmware-v1-12-23-20-a.html
aaah thank you... I shall have a nose through !
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What are people so afraid of about updating the firmware? If there isn't some particular fix they've been waiting for, there seems to be great angst and reluctance. Just upgrade -- takes 30 seconds.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
What are people so afraid of about updating the firmware?
I think a lot of us developed a healthy fear of the word "firmware" when dealing with old routers and such, that were quite easy to brick. Some older cell phones were also quite prone to being unintentionally transformed into a paperweight when attempting this, too.

That said, it's much safer than it used to be, for any kind of device, and I've never heard of anyone bricking a camera without doing something stupid like turning it off during the update, or attempting it on a weak battery.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philoslothical Quote
turning it off during the update, or attempting it on a weak battery.
Not tried turning it off but it checks the battery before update so not even that can be done wrong.
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Watching mind do it's update, I felt moments of trepidation during the second phase when it seems to hesitate for seemingly a long time at one point. Went on to complete successfully of course. Just some primordial fear raising it's head from deep in my brain stem.
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Watching mind do it's update, I felt moments of trepidation during the second phase when it seems to hesitate for seemingly a long time at one point. Went on to complete successfully of course. Just some primordial fear raising it's head from deep in my brain stem.
Strangely..... I cant get it to work grrrrrrrr
I downloaded it direct from pentax too. I dont know whats going on !

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Make sure is in the root file of the SDHC card
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Make sure that the file is in the root of the sd card. Do an unmount, or safe remove or whatever your os calls it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Philoslothical Quote
I think a lot of us developed a healthy fear of the word "firmware" when dealing with old routers and such, that were quite easy to brick.

Now that brings back some memories that I'd rather forget....

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Make sure that the file is in the root of the sd card. Do an unmount, or safe remove or whatever your os calls it.
I put that in the folder of my SD card after formating it.... fwdc209b.bin
I did it once before, so not sure where im going wrong.
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I put that in the folder of my SD card after formating it.... fwdc209b.bin
I did it once before, so not sure where im going wrong.
...and you turned the camera on while holding the "MENU" button?
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...and you turned the camera on while holding the "MENU" button?
Yes ! i did that... 1.11 came up then just goes off !
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mount the card to see if the file is there.
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